mudcat.org: Chord Req: This Old Town (Janis Ian)
Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Chord Req: This Old Town (Janis Ian)

Related threads:
Lyr Req: Better Times (Janis Ian) (3)
Lyr Req: Janis Ian The other side of the sun (4)
Lyr Add: My Autobiography (Janis Ian) (10)
Janis Ian thread I was gonna link to.... (4)
Janis Ian - Free Concert (7)
Lyr Req: At Seventeen (Janis Ian) (9)
Chords Req: Bright Lights and Promises (Janis Ian) (4)
Janis Ian on Chet Atkins and.... (3)
Chord Req: Janis Ian -From me to You (1)
Janis Ian on Downloads (6)
2 Really Great Janis Ian Stories (16)
janis ian's 'stars' (3)
Janis Ian - holiday reading (5)
Lyr Add: Society's Child (Janis Ian) (6)


GUEST,jcmartin 14 May 04 - 09:19 PM
open mike 14 May 04 - 10:30 PM
GUEST 15 May 04 - 10:13 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: Chord Req: THIS OLD TOWN JANIS IAN
From: GUEST,jcmartin
Date: 14 May 04 - 09:19 PM

anyone sure of their chords on this one? i think i got it but am a little unsure in a couple of spots.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: ADD: THIS OLD TOWN (JANIS IAN)
From: open mike
Date: 14 May 04 - 10:30 PM

have you checked here?
http://www.janisian.com/
no chords but here are the lyrics:

THIS OLD TOWN
(Janis Ian/Jon Vezner)

This old town should have burned down in 1929
That's when we stood in line
waiting for our soup while swallowing our pride
This old town should have burned down in 1931
when the rain refused to come
Air filled up our bellies
Dust filled up our lungs
and we thought our time had come

    But this old town was built by hand
    in the dustbowl of the motherland
    There must be rock beneath this sand
    I'll be damned - this town still stands

This old town should have burned down in 1944
when the last man went to war
They came back different
if they came back at all
This old town should have burned down in 1956
That's when the twister hit
and all our hopes lay buried beneath the boards and bricks
and we almost called it bricks

    But this old town was built by hand
    in the dustbowl of the motherland
    There must be rock beneath this sand
    I'll be damned - this town still stands

       Somewhere in the distance
       the city lights do shine
       Sidewalks gleam with neon dreams
       that call from time to time
       When my children's children ask me
       why I didn't go
       I'll say - The heart of any town
       is the people that you've known
       and they always call you home

This old town was built by hand
in the dustbowl of the motherland
There is be rock beneath the sand
I'll be damned - this town still stands

* note from Laurel
I think i have heard Iris Dement and Tom Russell
singing thisd one! I had no idea it was a Janis song!
if you find the chords let us know...I have wanted
to learn this one for a while!!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Chord Req: THIS OLD TOWN JANIS IAN
From: GUEST
Date: 15 May 04 - 10:13 PM

refresh


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 5 December 1:29 AM EST

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.